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(IAAC) Obj: M7 - Inst: 6" Orion Dobsonian



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Observer: William L. Schart
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 6/12/98 1:10am CDT
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 319 5s, Elev 600ft)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 6" Orion Dobsonian
Magnification: 48x,  120x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M7
Category: Open cluster.
Class: 
Constellation: Sco
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Description:
I am re-posting this observation because I realized by further
consulting my starmap that I mis-identified this as M6 last night. My
original observations are as follows:
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A nice cluster. Once I had figured out where it should be, I could
just barely detect it naked eye.  Covers about 1 degree, taking up
slightly more than the FOV provided by my low power EP. I counted the
stars visible in my high power to estimate about 100-120 stars visible
to me in this cluster.
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